Two arraigned in pickup-bus crash that killed 3 Macomb teens

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A 17-year-old has been arraigned on a manslaughter charge, accused of driving a speeding pickup truck that hit a school bus. The crash killed his three classmates in the truck.

James LaCoursiere was the only survivor aboard the pickup that crashed April 8th in Macomb County's Chesterfield Township. The bus had no children aboard.

LaCoursiere and another driver, 22-year-old Stephen Davis, are charged with vehicular manslaughter. That carries up to 15 years' imprisonment. They pleaded not guilty yesterday in New Baltimore District Court.

LaCoursiere lawyer Daniel Garon tells The Detroit News there were no drugs or drinking involved in the crash. Davis lawyer Robert Vitale says the crash isn't his client's fault.

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